Continue to article content In the early hours of Nov. Unable to find his cell phone to call the police, he grabbed the shotgun he kept loaded in his closet. Wafer opened the door and, spotting a dark figure behind the screen, fired a single blast at the supposed intruder. The shot killed a year-old girl who was knocking to ask for help after a car accident.
The family travelled with his father's job, including to Southern Rhodesiathough most of his formative years were spent in Llanbedr in Ardudwy, north Wales.
Pullman said at the beginning of a exchange that to him as a boy, his father "was a hero, steeped in glamour, killed in action defending his country" and had been "training pilots". Pullman was then presented with a report from The London Gazette of "which carried the official RAF news of the day [and] said that the medal was given for 'gallant and distinguished service' during the Mau Mau uprising.
Very few of the Mau Mau had guns that could land a blow on an aircraft. Pullman attended Taverham Hall and Eaton House in his early years,  and from he was educated at Ysgol Ardudwy in HarlechGwyneddand spent time in Norfolk with his grandfather, a clergyman.
He nevertheless refuses to discuss it. Galatea, an adult fantasy-fiction novel, followed inbut it was his school plays which inspired his first children's book, Count Karlstein, in He stopped teaching shortly after the publication of The Ruby in the Smokehis second children's book, which has a Victorian setting.
Pullman taught part-time at Westminster College, Oxfordbetween andcontinuing to write children's stories. He began His Dark Materials in about Pullman won both the annual Carnegie Medal  and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prizea similar award that authors may not win twice.
He continues to deliver talks and writes occasionally for The Guardianincluding writing and lecturing about education, where he is often critical of unimaginative education policies. Inhe was elected President of the Blake Society.
In Pullman won the annual Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from the Swedish Arts Council, recognising his career contribution to "children's and young adult literature in the broadest sense".
According to the presentation, "Pullman radically injects new life into fantasy by introducing a variety of alternative worlds and by allowing good and evil to become ambiguous.
He is also a patron of the Shakespeare Schools Festivala charity that enables school children across the UK to perform Shakespeare in professional theatres  On 24 JunePullman was awarded the degree of D. And some are obvious classics. You can't do a selected Grimms' without Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella and so on.
The as-yet-unnamed second title in The Book of Dust will include a character named after Nur Huda el-Wahabi, a year-old victim of London's tragic Grenfell Tower fire. As part of the charity auction Authors for Grenfell Tower, Pullman offered the highest bidder a chance to name a character in the upcoming trilogy.
The Amber Spyglass was awarded both Whitbread Prize for best children's book and the Whitbread Book of the Year prize in Januarythe first children's book to receive that award.
A third companion piece Pullman refers to as the "green book" will expand upon his character Will. La Belle Sauvage was published in October and is the beginning of a new trilogy, The Book of Dustwhich will include characters and events from His Dark Materials.
In a discussion on fantasy as escapism, Pullman admitted he never reads fantasy as "it's not satisfying". He then went on to argue that he sees His Dark Materials as "stark realism", not fantasy. Age and gender labelling of books[ edit ] InPullman led a campaign against the introduction of age bands on the covers of children's books, saying: Joel Rickett, deputy editor of The Booksellersaid: No publisher should announce on the cover of any book the sort of readers the book would prefer.
Let the readers decide for themselves". In Februaryhe was the keynote speaker at the Convention on Modern Liberty in London  and wrote an extended piece in The Times condemning the Labour government for its attacks on basic civil rights.In the early hours of Nov.
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